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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 25, 2007 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator and /or Caution

The April 1969 run at the Ark offers some tasty Alligators, Cautions...

try the 21st...

then read what direwolf wrote in his review of the April 4, '69 about Alligator:

and he champions the april23 Alligator/Caution as well...

I like to go back even farther, to the weirdness of the Shrine Alligator/Caution of 8-23-1968,

and then get really psyched out on the March 16, 1968 Alligator!

I'm looking for the ultimate Eleven, for a playlist project...


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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 25, 2007 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator and /or Caution

Try this "runaway locomotive" version of The Eleven...

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 25, 2007 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Alligator and /or Caution

CPW is always right on, and you can never go wrong with the
4-20s'69 ARK pick
But IMHO, I prefer (SORRY NO HYPERLINK) the Avalon 1-25-69
or the Stanley 2-7-69. The Stanley's setlist, and performance, is to die for. The China Cat Jam in the middle is what makes it for me, but I digest....

Other famous Alligators include:
1-22-68 Eagles Ball room, Seattle

12-12-69 Thelma Theatre, LA (another personal favorite, the disc I labeled "Pigpens Showcase")

1-16- 70 Springer's Inn, Portland OR

4-29-71 Fillmore East

The "Caution" jam actually came from a development of "Mystic Eyes" performed by the band "THEM"
Pigpen just added different words to the motif.

Exemplary Cautions include:
2-14-68 (I think you are familiar)
3-16-68 Carousel,SF
12-12-69 Thelma, LA (a coinsidence? I think not!)
2-14-70 (I think you are familiar)
4-14-72 Tivoli, Copenhagen (who hasnt wet themselves over this one?)
10-19-74 Winterland

And Cream-puff-war
I humbly submit some ELEVENS that might strike your fancy:
12-30-69 (duh)

Also, some Phil&Friends do some really exceptional Elevens (as long as Molo is behind the kit)
5-19-2006 P&F:
The DVD "Live at the Warfield" release is not THE best but does contain some fabulous music.
And it does contain a Saint Stephen>The Eleven>Caution segment that you might like.